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+)*):-<KWV\QV]MLNZWUXIOM Theatre, but I’m definitely most excited about this show. The content reaches a whole new level. It’s not one of these hohum, happy musicals. It can definitely reach the soul.” The musical, Cockrell explained, uses the rise of Nazi Germany as a metaphor for how oppression affects people. “Anybody that has ever been oppressed or been the oppressor will really enjoy this show,” Cockrell said. “It’s a huge metaphor. It definitely lets you look at any type of political, spiritual or cultural conflicts so that—regardless of

your opinion about a situation—you can look at it from every point of view.” “The other thing is—as political as it is—it’s really sexy,” Cockrell said. “There are not many musicals that can be twisted, dark, political and still be sexy, but this is one of them.” “Cabaret” will play Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Shoals Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students in advance, and $12 for adults and $10 for students at the door.

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Check out what’s coming up this weekend in the Shoals.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd Chris Roach On the Rocks 9:30 p.m.

Scott Boyer and MC Thurman of The Decoys

Cabaret

Step Sing Norton Auditorium 7 p.m. $8 online, $10 at door

Shoals Theatre 7:30 p.m. $8 student advance $10 at door

DP’s 8 p.m. - midnight

)4,:1,/-KWV\QV]MLNZWUXIOM at a university. “I’ve always taught,” he said. “Even at school here, I had 40 guitar students. I’ll always be teaching something, somewhere.” Aldridge has also started working on his MBA in business from UNA. “I feel challenged because I don’t have any of those teaching certifications, but I do know how the business is and this is what students want,” he said. He said he can offer the valuable truths students need to consider about the industry. He also said he has additional insight as a teacher because he is working on his master’s degree. Aldridge explained that one of the best parts of teaching is the possibility of influencing students’ lives and careers. “It’s the pride in feeling like you had some minute part in their journey,” he said. “You never know if you’re one of those teachers that have made that posi-

tive, dramatic effect in someone’s life.” To enhance students’ learning experiences, Aldridge has been known to invite guests he has met in the industry to class. He said the best part of his department is the small class size, which allows him to give attention to all of his students. Even though he is teaching and continuing his education, he hasn’t slowed down. “I feel like I have my plate pretty full,” he said. “I still write songs; I still produce records. I don’t have any down time.” He is currently mentoring two songwriting groups that are part of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Aldridge said teaching at UNA is an enjoyable experience and he hopes to continue teaching in the future.

Friday, Feb. 3rd Lovelution presents: Hip Heart the end. 8 p.m.

Doctors, Lawyers, and Such DP’s 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Monkee and the Spank Daddies On the Rocks 9:30 p.m.

Step Sing

Cabaret Shoals Theatre 7:30 p.m. $8 student advance $10 at door

Norton Auditorium 7 p.m. $8 online, $10 at door

Chris Roach, Chad Burdine and Matt Hayes DP’s 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4th Max Russell and the Shakedown Kings DP’s 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Shane and Wendell On the Rocks 9:30 p.m.

Cabaret Shoals Theatre 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $8 student advance $10 at door

February 2nd, 2012 Issue  

Read the latest issue of the Flor-Ala to see coverage of the Miss UNA 2012 contest, THE FRIEND ZONE, and Q&As with UNA sports faculty and a...

February 2nd, 2012 Issue  

Read the latest issue of the Flor-Ala to see coverage of the Miss UNA 2012 contest, THE FRIEND ZONE, and Q&As with UNA sports faculty and a...

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